Windowed AR Cards Reveal 3DS’ Secret

When the Nintendo 3DS is looking for an AR Card to start a game, it isn’t searching for or recognising its specific image-it’s recognising a colour, and then spawning whatever comes next off of that. To prove this, AR enthusiast Super Jezmerelda created cards with the question-box design cut out, then framed certain colours within that window.

It doesn’t have to be an exact or even solid match. The key seems to be the black frame to provide a high contrast for the camera as it goes looking for the colour. So, presto, a canopy of green from surrounding trees brings out Link. Red and blue from a blanket gave rise to Mario. And a stack of greyish-pink bricks summoned Kirby. It doesn’t have to be a perfect colour match, either. Greenish-yellow was enough to start the targets/dragon game. You can see all these tricks and more at the link.

Wild AR Cards [Super Jezmerelda, via Tiny Cartridge]

The Cheapest NBN 1000 Plans

Looking to bump up your internet connection and save a few bucks? Here are the cheapest plans available.

At Kotaku, we independently select and write about stuff we love and think you'll like too. We have affiliate and advertising partnerships, which means we may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. BTW – prices are accurate and items in stock at the time of posting.


4 responses to “Windowed AR Cards Reveal 3DS’ Secret”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *